- Mar 19 - Japan seeks 98,257 tons of food wheat for April – May shipment:

  • 20,293 tons of western white US wheat
  • 25,015 tons of hard red winter US wheat
  • 22,203 tons of dark northern spring US wheat
  • 30,746 tons of Canadian western red spring wheat

- Mar 17 - South Korea's NOFI bought 53,000 tons of optional origin feed wheat at 205.88 $/t c&f, plus a 1.50 $/t surcharge for additional port unloading, for arrival around Sept 25

- Two ships with 60,000 and 20,000 tons milling wheat sailed from the Polish port of Gdynia for Egypt in the past few days and several more are scheduled in the coming days to load around 200,000 tons. Polish export prices for milling wheat (12.5% protein) fell by 20 zlotys (4.8 euros) a ton on the week, with purchase offers on Monday of 770 zlotys (186.2 euros) a ton and sales offers of 780 zlotys (188.6 euros) a ton for April delivery

- Traders estimate a hefty 800,000 tons to 1 MMT of wheat will be exported by Germany in March following around 800,000 tons in February

- US wheat export inspections for week, ending Mar 12, recorded 519,592 tons, the upper end of analysts' forecasts

- USDA confirmed the condition of US winter wheat in key producing regions fell last week, with further unfavorable weather also expected

- Russia bought 427,930 tons of intervention grains between Sept 30, 2014 – Mar 18, 2015, including wheat – 220,995 tons, barley – 113,650 tons and rye – 93,285 tons

- Russia's Ag Min said farmers planted 471,200 hectares of spring crops through March 18, or 0.9% of the planned total planted area vs. 102,500 hectares a year ago

- Kazakhstan's grain stocks as of Mar 1, 2015 accounted 10.852 MMT, including 7.758 MMT of milling wheat

- UAE's Al Swaidan Trading Co. will be contributing to a project to establish a logistics center in Damietta, Egypt

- Britain's wheat exports slowed during January to 137,378 tons, including 51,250 tons to Algeria, down from 224,881 tons in December. Cumulative wheat exports for Jul 2014-Jan 2015 totalled 1.076 MMT, slightly above imports of 1.070 MMT

- Japan reduced planned purchases of the grain for animal feed to the lowest level in four years as demand shifts to cheaper corn. The government plans to buy maximum 680,000 tons of feed wheat for the year beginning April 1, a 24% drop from this fiscal year